Lace Hill Easter Event 7th April

Easter Bunnies to feature at an Eggstaordinary Easter Event at Lace Hill Centre!
Buckingham Town Council is hosting an Eggstraordinary Easter event this Sunday, 7th April 2019 from 2pm to 4.30pm at the Lace Hill Community Centre.
This community event is aimed at families with young children and is open to all Buckingham residents. Children will be able to enjoy Easter themed crafts – supported by Crafty Little Monsters, and an Easter themed hunt. Adults will be able to browse an array of craft, business and local information stalls. Refreshments will be served and available to purchase from Project Street Life.
Both adults and children will be entertained and will love getting up close to cute little animals on their visit to the pop up farm. There will be a pony, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and of course Easter bunnies to stroke and admire.

A small £1 entrance fee per person will help pay for the event and used towards future events.
Councillor Terry Bloomfield, Chair of the Town Council’s Town Centre and Events Committee, said: “We love organising events and bringing the community together. It’s wonderful to see the same families coming back and enjoying the events and always great to welcome new faces at the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre”.

Notice of Review of Polling districts & Polling Places

Aylesbury Vale District Council are conducting a review of existing Polling Stations and districts. Submissions are welcomed from residents, electors, local council and local constituency political parties as well as groups and persons with particular interest or expertise in access to premises or facilities for persons who have different forms of disability.
More information, current polling arrangements and a submission form can be optained via and a copy of the submission form is linked below.
Aylesbury Vale 2019 Polling station and polling district review submission form
Notice of review for Boards 2019

Buckingham Town Council Seeking Sponsorship for Events

Throughout the year Buckingham Town Council arranges a number of exciting events such as the Fringe Week, River Rinses, Bonfire and Fireworks and the Christmas Light Switch-On.  These events are attended by and enjoyed by thousands of local people.
To make these events even better, The Buckingham Town Council are looking to work with local businesses who are looking to raise their local profile.
The new sponsorship pack has options to suit businesses of all sizes and sectors. The Council are also open to discussion and very keen to explore new ideas.
Alan Edmeades, Landlord of The Woolpack in Buckingham, said “Working with Buckingham Town Council is a pleasure. The team are very pro-active in promoting the town as a destination by organising events and activities for the community.  As a local business it is important to support these events.”
Councillor Terry Bloomfield, Chairman of the Town Centre and Events Committee said, “It would be great to hear from local businesses who want to find ways of supporting the local community”
To receive a copy of the sponsorship pack or to discuss our sponsorship opportunities contact the Deputy Town Clerk, Claire Molyneux, at or go to our events page.

Road Closure: Stowe Avenue from 13th March onwards

Transport for Buckinghamshire will be undertaking highway maintenance road treatment works to the carriageway of Stowe Avenue, Stowe from the A422 to just beyond the Bufflers Holt turn. This work is being undertaken to improve the condition of the road in order to prolong its life and involves resurfacing works to the carriageway.
The works here are scheduled to commence from the 13th March 2019 and it is anticipated they will take up to 9 shifts to complete. No work will be carried out over the weekends. Information signs will be erected on site prior to commencement of the works, giving the actual dates and durations. You will appreciate that works of this nature are extremely weather dependant and therefore may be subject to disruption due to inclement weather. If the works are delayed, the advance information signs on site will be updated to reflect any change in dates.
Work from just before the entrance to Stowe Gardens up to and including the Chackmore junction will be carried out overnight on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March 2019 under a road closure in operation between 7pm and 7am each night.
No work will be carried out over the weekend.
From Monday 18th March a shortened road closure will be in operation between the A422 to just before the Chackmore junction. This closure will be in operation between 7am and 7pm.

Community Tree Planting at Lace Hill

An impressive 20 volunteers from the local community came along to the Town Council’s Tree Planting Day on Sunday February 2019 at Lace Hill Football Pitches. Volunteers included Buckingham Rotary Club, Buckingham’s Tree Wardens and Town Council staff and Councillors. With plenty of people turning up to lend a hand and lighten the workload, it was a successful and cheerful day of planting.
Volunteers helped to plant 280 saplings to improve the appearance of this green space Volunteers gathered together after planting trees at Lace Hill on a sunny dayand slow the wind down through a mosaic of predominantly broadleaved trees. The saplings were secured from Cole’s Nurseries through generous donation from Buckingham’s Rotary Club to create a native shelterbelt around the pitch and will help to improve biodiversity in the area.
Councillor Margaret Gateley, who also joined in the event, said “It was great to work alongside various community groups on a glorious sunny morning. I look forward to going back in a few months to see how the trees are coming along. Our Estates Team will be keeping an expert eye on them in the meantime.”

Buckingham's War Memorial: World War I

Buckingham Town Council would like to get in touch with any person who is related to the individuals who are named on Buckingham War Memorial, outside St Peter and St Paul’s Church, as having died during World War I.
Please complete the following form: World War 1 Contact Form
Pte Harry ADAMS
Died: 4/6/1918 age 34
Lived: Lenborough Road
Died: 1/9/1918 age 19
Lived: Mitre Street
Died: 13/3/1915 age 26
Lived: School Lane
Died: 18/9/1916 age 33
Lived: Church Street
Died: 27/5/1918 age 35
Lived: West Street
Pte William G BENNETT
Died: 8/8/1915 age 22
Lived: Gawcott
Pte Philip M BEX
Died: 3/5/1917 age 30
Lived: Bridge Street
Pte James R BOND
Died:19/7/1918 age 20
Lived: Well Street
Pte Thomas BROCK
Died: 24/11/1919 age 27
Lived: Foscott
Pte Alfred BULL
Died: 26/3/1918 age 35
Lived: Poundon
Lt Robert BULL
Died: 16/5/1915 age 20
Lived: West Street
Pte Arthur T BURROWS
Died: 19/7/1916 age 20
Lived: Mitre Street
Pte Albert BURROWS
Died: 18/7/1916 age 26
Lived: Mitre Street
Pte William JT BURROWS
Died: 21/1/1918 age 23
Lived: Mitre Street
Died: 5/5/1915 age 28
Lived: Lenborough Road
Pte Thomas W BUTLER
Died: 1/4/1918 age 22
Lived: Manor Street
Pte Percy BUNKER
Died: 1/10/1918 age 30
Lived: Moreton Road
Cpl Reginald CHURCH
Died: 20/10/1914 age 30
Lived: Bristle Hill
Pte Stanley CHURCH
Died: 1/11/1917 age 28
Lived: Gawcott Road
Died: 16/8/1917 age 27
Lived: West Street
Died: 27/7/1916 age 24
Lived: Stratford Road
Cpl Albert COOK
Died: 19/7/1916 age 20
Lived: Bone Hill
Pte William A COOK
Died: 25/4/1916 age 21
Lived: Bone Hill
Able Seaman Ernest CROOK
Died: 31/5/1918 age 21
Lived: St Rumbolds Lane
Pte Edward T DILLOW
Died: 14/10/1918 age 35
Lived: Tingewick
Pte Charles DUNKLEY
Died: 6/11/1917 age 19
Lived: North End Square
Died: 24/12/1916 age 25
Lived: North End Square
Died: 10/3/1917 age 23
Lived: High street
Sapper Frederick W ERBACH
Died: 7/11/1918 age 38
Lived: Old Gaol (Lodger)
Died: 24/8/1918 age 21
Lived: Radclive
Died: 30/9/1918 age 29
Lived: Tingewick
Died: 24/5/1917 age 32
Lived: Tingewick
Pte Percy GAUNT
Died 19/11/1916 age 19
Lived: Elm Street
Gunner William GRIFFIN
Died: 24/12/1916 age 22
Lived: Tingewick Road
Died: 8/4/17 age 34
Lived: Church Street
Pte Herbert Douglas HARTLAND
Died 16/9/18 age 21
Lived: Nelson Street
Pte Edward HEALEY
Died: 11/5/17 age 39
Lived: Gawcott
Died: 15/8/18 age 27
Lived: North End
Pte Fredrick HICKS
Died: 16/8/17 age 30
Lived: Lenborough
Sgt Edgar J HOLTON
Died: 17/10/18 age 21
Lived: Well Street
Lc Cp William J HUTT
Died: 27/4/15 age 25
Lived: North End Square
Pte George H JEFFERY
Died: 16/9/18 age 38
Lived: Nortons Place
Died: 31/10/14 age 39
Lived: Church Street
Died: 28/9/1915 age 20
Lived: Well Street
Pte Henry JONES
Died: 23/7/1918 age 21
Lived: St Rumbolds Lane
Sgt Thomas B JONES
Died: 2/9/18 age 32
Lived: Gawcott
Sgt George G JUDD
Died: 8/5/18 age 29
Lived: Gawcott
Died: 11/10/18 age 20
Lived: Stratford Road
Pte Alfred J MARSH
Died: 16/9/15 age 20
Lived: Elm Street
Died: 7/10/15 age 41
Lived: Well Street
Pte Albert T MEADS
Died: 21/9/17 age 19
Lived: Gawcott
L.Cpl Edmund MEADS
Died: 29/9/18 age 25
Lived: Gawcott
Pte William MEADS
Died: 17/11/18 age 27
Lived: Gawcott
Cpl Frederick G MOBBS
Died: 2/9/1918 age 31
Lived: North End Square
Died: 13/4/18 age 33
Lived: West Street
Pte Arthur H PAINTER
Died: 25/10/1918 age 19
Lived: Well Street
Died: 16/6/1917 age 24
Lived: Well Street
Died: 3/7/16 age 30
Lived: Manor Street
Died: 11/10/16 age 20
Lived: Bristle Hill
Died: 1/9/18 age 43
Lived: Chandos Road
Pte Reginald J H PURCELL
Died: 10/9/1917 age 19
Lived: Hunter Street
Sgt Maj Richard READ
Died: 23/7/1916 age 39
Lived: Nelson Street
Pte Fred READ
Died: 8/10/1916 age 31
Lived: High Street
Died: 19/6/1915 age 37
Lived: Chackmore
Pte Harry ROADS
Died: 11/6/1918 age 40
Lived: Bridge Street
Pte Percy SHEDD
Died: 10/8/17 age 31
Lived: Nelson Street
Pte Frank H SHEDD
Died: 27/8/17 age 25
Lived: Nelson Street
Died: 15/4/1917 age 35
Lived: Bridge Street
Pte George E SMITH
Died: 8/5/1918 age 21
Lived: Well Street
Gerald O SMITH
Died: 14/10/18 age 25
Cpl Morris J SMITH
Died: 14/6/1918 age 23
Lived: Gawcott
Pte Richard SOTON
Died: 26/10/1916 age 20
Lived: Fleece Yard
Pte Will SOTON
Died: 14/9/1914 age 22
Lived: Bath Lane
Died: 17/5/1915 age 24
Lived: Preston Bissett
Pte Harold E STOKES
Died: 30/7/1916 age 21
Lived: Gawcott Road
Died: 8.8/1918 age 22
Lived: Moreton Road
Died: 5/12/1917 age 28
Lived: Barton Hartshorn
Pte William A TAYLOR
Died: 19/7/1916 age 31
Lived: Chandos Road
Died: 19/7/1916 age 27
Lived: Twyford
Died: 27/9/1916 age 37
Lived: Biddlesdon
Sgt William G TOMPKINS
Died: 24/7/1917 age 22
Lived: High Street
Died: 2/5/1915 age 27
Lived: Lenborough Road
Pte Walter J TYRELL
Died: 4/10/1917 age 32
Lived: Lenborough Road
Pte Francis T WATTS
Died: 28/8/1918 age 34
Lived: Bridge Street
Cpl Herbert E WATTS
Died: 25/9/1915 age 20
Lived: Moreton Road
Pte Samuel WATTS
Died: 9/5/1917 age 18
Lived: Gawcott Road
Lc Cp Percy WATSON
Died: 16/8/1917 age 29
Lived: High Street
Pte Clarence H WESTLEY
Died: 22/10/1918 age 19
Lived: Station Terrace
Pte Charles WHITE
Died: 2/5/17 age 33
Lived: Gawcott
Pte George T WHITE
Died: 23/3/1918 age 29
Lived: Gawcott
Died: 25/6/1915 age 31
Lived: Syresham
Pte Reginald J WILLIAMS
Died: 19/7/1916 age 21
Lived: Well Street
Pte George A WINSOR
Died: 1/9/1918 age 22
Lived: Station Terrace
Died: 21/7/1916 age 19
Lived: West Street
Pte George WISE
Died: 25/9/1915 age 18
Lived: Barton Hartshorn

Spring 2019 newsletter

Spring newsletter cover picturesJust like the sunshine the spring 2019 newsletter has arrived!
Buckingham Town Matters Spring newsletter 2019
Inside you’ll find future events, andqr code for the 2019 events survey all the details about local news that effects the town. We’re also taking the opportunity to launch our 2019 events survey! Follow the QR code or link below to take part by the end of March. Events Survey

Buckingham Town Council Opposes Proposed Care Home at West End Farm

At the Extraordinary meeting of Buckingham Town Council held on Monday 4 February, Councillors discussed the proposed care home at West End Farm on the Brackley Road.  The proposal is to build 72 self-contained flats with at least one resident requiring at least 1.5 hours care per week; the minimum age for residents would be 55. Care would be available 24 hours a day but not from live-in carers.
The new owners of the site, Brio Retirement Living, had submitted plans to vary the approved scheme to enable it to be built of modular units to be assembled elsewhere and brought in by truck. The proposed on-site amenities (for instance, a cinema) had also been reduced.
Councillors felt that their concerns on the amount of traffic likely to be generated by residents had not been addressed.  Residents aged 55 may well have a job or other outside interests and commitments, and parking would also be needed by staff and visiting carers.  The proposed access onto a fast road would be awkward, and there were only 72 parking spaces proposed for the 72 flats. Town councillors have always opposed the definition of the development as a care home as the flats are self-contained, with kitchen and bathroom, with a front door onto a stairwell with no internal connection to adjacent stairwells.
Town Councillors feel the proposal is for a retirement village with a nominal entry requirement for contract care, and consequently housing, which means that according to the Buckingham Neighbourhood Plan a requirement of 35% Affordable Housing should be insisted upon, even if this was satisfied by a payment towards such housing elsewhere.
Town Councillors therefore decided to continue to oppose the proposal.
Planning application number 18/04290/APP

Buckingham Fringe Week 2019

Ideas are being sought by the Town Council to help Buckingham celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.
Organised by Buckingham Town Council, the Buckingham Fringe is an annual week of events taking place in Buckingham in July.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first landing on the moon, the theme for this year’s Buckingham Fringe will be the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.  Events including a family fun-day, space themed quiz and an intergalactic treasure hunt are being planned for the week which will run from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st July 2019.
Buckingham Town Council is asking local organisations and businesses to take part.  Anyone who is interested in organising an event  in Buckingham should contact Events Co-ordinator Amanda Brubaker at or at Buckingham  Town Council before the 31st March so that the event can be included in the Fringe brochure.
Chairman of the Fringe subcommittee, Terry Bloomfield said “Fringe week is a real community occasion and we are very keen to work with any local group or business who want to put on their own event.”

To see the details of 2019’s Fringe Week Events visit our events calendar